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Alabama's Roy Moore would be the most extreme senator - with huge consequences for Congress

This is going to be a national discussion starting Tuesday night!

Will this Alabamafication of America be allowed to continue?

Source: Vox, by Jeff Stein

If Moore wins despite the national GOP’s all-out attack — and the latest polls have him up by 8 points — then McConnell will not just have wasted a ton of money. He’ll also have a new and remarkably powerful antagonist, one who will arrive in Washington owing the majority leader nothing.

“If you’re McConnell, you’re just peeing your pants over the prospect of a Moore win,” said Jim Manley, who served as a top aide to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “It’d be like adding a mini thermonuclear weapon in the Republican caucus — with very dangerous consequences for those trying to reach compromise.”

Republicans in Washington may be beginning to reckon with the prospect of Sen. Roy Moore. Observers of the Senate say a Moore victory could reshape the Senate’s equilibrium — perhaps by giving Democrats greater leverage for working with McConnell, but more likely by simply increasing the body’s dysfunction and inability to compromise, and by giving a national platform to a judge whose political beliefs were once relegated to the far-right fringe of conservatism in Alabama.

“Moore’s ideology is an express belief that God’s law and his interpretation of God’s law stand on top of man’s law,” said David Dinielli, deputy director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who has tracked Moore’s career for years. “It’s an ideology that would allow those who think they know the unknowable and the mystic to impose their beliefs on everyone else.”

Read it all at: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/25/16345416/roy-moore-alabama-primary

NFL has message for Dotard Trump!

Roll Tide! 21- 0 1st Qtr of 2017 SEC play!

America trembles yet again!

Does this make you laugh uncontrollably?



We ain't as slow as you think down heah!


Roy Moore makes 'Alabama derserves Moore' mistake; Democrat Doug Jones gets last laugh

Now: http://www.alabamaderservesmoore.com/

Art of the Deal: "Keep your friends close...and fire your enemies!"

Bannon's got his back?

Source: Bannon's Breitbart

WH Sources: Concerns About Crowd Size for Trump-Luther Strange Event; To Be Held at Smaller Venue Than 2016 Rally

According to the Von Braun Center’s website, its Propst Arena has a maximum capacity of 9,000. At Trump’s 2016 rally, estimates were much higher.

White House aides told Breitbart News they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

“It doesn’t look good to have them [Trump and Pence] stumping for the guy who is going to lose,” one White House official said.

After the February 2016 rally in nearby Madison, Trump told attendees the crowd was upwards of 30,000.

Law enforcement the day after that event put the figure much lower. Maj. Jim Cooke of the Madison Police Department told AL.com at the time the estimate was between 12,000-15,000 people in attendance, which is still significantly higher than the Von Braun Center’s capacity.

And one other thing, ignorant jackass!


Stakes high for Trump as he doubles down bigly for Strange

Reminder: In December, we can possibly trim off one Republican senator! Meanwhile: FU, Trump!

Source: al.com, by Cameron Smith

Rumors swirled that Trump considered withdrawing his endorsement after Strange came in second, but he didn't go much further than congratulating both Roy Moore and Strange for advancing to the primary runoff. Now Trump is doubling down bigly for Strange by campaigning for him in Huntsville on September 23rd.

To put it mildly, presidents don't campaign in primaries unless the stakes are extremely high.

If Moore wins, things start to get interesting. When Trump's endorsement can't protect a candidate in a Republican primary in Alabama, how's it going to be effective in a tougher state like Tennessee? How about swing states like Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

It's one thing for Trump to have declining poll numbers. We've seen inaccurate polls plenty of times. It's quite another matter for Trump's political endorsement to fail in one of his strongest states. Republicans can and will consider whether pushing back against Trump on issues like his immigration deal with Democrats might actually help them politically.

At the same time Trump announced his visit to Huntsville, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-5), who represents the city, endorsed Moore. It's not a coincidence. Brooks had previously declined to support either candidate in spite of his vocal disdain for Strange and the Senate Leadership Fund which is backing him. The congressman is now hoping his popularity in the region will blunt Trump's appeal for Strange.

This isn't simply a pedestrian special election in a red state; it may well decide whether Trump is a powerful president or simply a Twitter tiger. We'll find out on September 26th whether his big bet on Strange pays off. 

Read it all at: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/09/stakes_extremely_high_for_trum.html#incart_river_home?li_source=base&li_medium=default-widget

Weird or what?

Come on with us, Mr. Precedent!

I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate. "Big Luther" is a great guy who gets things done!

Of course, Donald. He's your kind of person!

"You endorsed the guy who was appointed by a now-indicted governor into the seat held by a person now under criminal investigation. Swampy."

How's the presidential endorsement working out?

Steve Bannon to support Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

How Stephen Bannon looms large in Alabama's GOP Senate race

Evangelical leader James Dobson has endorsed Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate GOP primary

Mo Brooks endorses Roy Moore in Senate runoff

Brooks votes for Moore in absentee ballot

More conservative elected officials endorse Moore

State Rep. Tim Wadsworth endorses Roy Moore

Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn endorses Roy Moore

What about our Democratic nominee?

US Sen Jones: It could happen

So after the August Special U.S. Senate election, Alabama voters – and, more specifically, Alabama Republicans – were left with a terrible choice:

Strange, who it appears would sell his soul for the power of the Senate; and Moore, who appears to have no soul.

That strong divide that has split Republicans in a big way. Moore supporters aren’t likely to support Strange, if Strange gets the nomination, which appears more and more unlikely. Strange supporters aren’t likely to support Moore who, quite frankly, is just unacceptable to most reasonable people.

Republicans, disaffected with either a Moore or Strange nomination, could easily find themselves drawn to Jones in the December Special General Election. They can live with Jones. He won’t embarrass them, anyway.

If you're an evil southern Democrat who doesn't mind crossover voting if it means something, and you like to "help" our Republican friends and neighbors choose "the best" candidate to go up against our Doug Jones, who do YOU think would be the right pick next Tuesday in the runoff?

"mother!" gets a grade. NOW I have to see it!

Not what people expected? Sounds interesting!

Jennifer Lawrence's "mother!" earns rare F CinemaScore

Not even Jennifer Lawrence could win over CinemaScore audiences with mother! Her new ‘WTF’ film with director (and current boyfriend) Darren Aronofsky earned a dreaded F from the movie polling company after Friday night screenings.

mother! had a positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes (69 percent of critics gave the film a positive review), but audiences revolted against Aronofsky’s film, which mixes broad religious allegory with home-invasion horror and ends with a sequence of shocking, R-rated violence. The overall rejection might have something to do with how the film was marketed, as CinemaScore founder Ed Mintz explained in a 2016 interview about his company.

“A’s generally are good, B’s generally are shaky, and C’s are terrible. D’s and F’s, they shouldn’t have made the movie, or they promoted it funny and the absolute wrong crowd got into it,” he said.

CinemaScore grades films based on reactions from moviegoers at the start of opening weekend at theaters across North America and Canada with a ballot of six questions. Other movies with an F grade include Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly, Richard Kelly’s The Box, I Know Who Killed Me with Lindsay Lohan, William Friedkin’s Bug, Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek, Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris, and Robert Altman’s Dr. T and the Women.
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